However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.
—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
fuck you, Joss….
This is a beautiful juxtaposition. I never picked up on this before.
Sometimes the job of father is to be the Big. Damn. Hero.
I’m okay with that.
I miss Mal terribly. I love that character, I loved how much he would lose. I loved that he was a loser. He kept losing, and I loved that it never stopped him. He would fight knowing he would lose I loved that about him.
The new Firefly board game by Gale Force Nine was one of the hottest games to grab when GenCon opened its doors on Thursday morning. This is a show exclusive that doesn’t go on sale at retailers for a few months. I had a chance to play the game and it’s the shiniest game in the ‘Verse! Players maneuver ships across a board to complete individual missions as well as the main mission that a player needs to finish in order to win the game. There are little Serenity tokens, custom dice, cards with characters like Mal, Niska and Patience and all the locales you’ll remember from the show. Yes, Browncoats, you’ll want to go order this from your local game store right now. Trust me.